Bicycle-Friendly Guelph Official Launch Event

Earth Day bike ride and barbecue

GUELPH, ON, April 20 – To celebrate Earth Day and the official launch of the Bicycle-Friendly Guelph Initiative, the public is invited to join the Mayor and members of City Council for bike ride and barbeque at Old City Hall.


Bicycle-Friendly Guelph Bike Ride and BBQ


Mayor Karen Farbridge, Councillor June Hofland, Councillor Maggie Laidlaw, members of Guelph Police


Start at covered bridge on Gordon St (south of Wellington St). End at Old City Hall (rain location inside new City Hall)


April 22, 2009

  • 4 p.m. cyclists meet at covered bridge
  • 4:10 p.m. cycling safety review with Guelph Police
  • 4:20 p.m. start bike ride north on Gordon to Old City Hall
  • 4:40 p.m. arrive at Old City Hall
  • 4:50 p.m. Mayor addresses participants
  • 5 p.m. barbecue and refreshments are served

The barbeque is free for bike ride participants and $5 for people joining in at old City Hall where everyone is welcome to enjoy burgers, mingle with other cyclists, listen to local music and learn more about the Bicycle-Friendly Guelph Initiative.

About Bicycle-Friendly Guelph

Bicycle-Friendly Guelph is using a five-E approach to making cycling more convenient in the city. Using encouragement, education, engineering, enforcement and evaluation, Bicycle-Friendly Guelph hopes to triple the number of daily bike trips by 2018.

Every day, people travel across the city to work, to school, to shop or to visit. Most of those trips are less than five kilometres, but only about 1% of those daily trips are on bicycles. As Guelph learns to go by bike, the city reduces greenhouse gas emissions caused by daily driving, and enhances community well-being by encouraging healthy, active living.

Further details about Bicycle-Friendly Guelph and the launch event are available at

For more information

Jennifer McDowell
Transportation Demand Management Coordinator
Engineering Services, Community Design and Development Services
T 519-822-1260 x 2651